Published: 07/28/2015 - Updated: 03/15/2017
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
With August coming up vacations are becoming a topic of conversation for everyone because the majority of companies give vacations during this month.
The problem is that after a year of hard work, our expectations for liberating stress are so high and difficult to meet in such a short amount of time that they frequently end up being an additional source of stress and anxiety, for the following reasons:
- The majority of destinations during those dates are flogged with tourists, meaning you’ll need to deal with lines, traffic jams, over-bookings, beaches full of people…and you get disappointed.
- Trying to flee from those problems that are so typically at famous tourist attractions, we search for far away and different vacation destinations that usually end up being more expensive, and we sometimes use credit to go on vacation, which makes you feel guilty.
The importance of Vacations
All professionals agree that getting away from the daily grind for enough time to forget, to unwind, and to connect with yourself is essential for staying healthy both psychologically and emotionally. That’s why it is important that no matter what month you have your days off, you try to avoid repeating these known stress factor and choose more maturely, the possible are to go along with your financial obligations for the moment.
It is not absolutely necessary to go to some remote place that’s unknown, interesting and entertaining; all you need to do is take a look around you.
You also don’t need to reserve rooms in four and five start hotels during peak season. This only means taking a good chunk out of your savings. There are family hostels or rural houses that are much cheaper and more pleasant, where you could rest with more peace and much more special treatment.
All you need to do is learn to find alternatives to the options presented by large corporations in the media.
Be what it may, we believe that we need to take vacations as a period of growth and relaxation in order to reconnect with your essence; rather than converting it into a time for unreasonable excess and expenses.
And above all, do not forget to enjoy yourself!
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 03/15/2017
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